Important Dates

 

Competition Agenda and Format 

Date Event
Week of March 29th

Practice Rounds (Open only to judges and startups)

   
Tuesday, April 6

4:00 - 5:15 PM CDT - Elevator Pitch Competition (Open to the public)

5:15 - 6:00 PM CDT - Startup Showcase (Open only to judges and startups) 

5:30 - 6:30 PM CDT - Networking (Open only to judges and startups) 

Wednesday, April 7

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT - Round 1 (Open only to judges and startups) 

1:00 PM - Semi-Finalist Announcement (Open only to judges and startups) 

Thursday, April 8

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT - Round 2 - Semi-Finals and Wildcard (Open only to judges and startups) 

1:00 PM - Semi-Finalist Announcement (Open only to judges and startups) 

Friday, April 9

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT - Round 1 (Open only to judges and startups) 

1:30 PM CDT - Awards Presentation (Open to the public) 

2021 Rice Business Plan Competition Important Dates

  • Applications can be submitted online during the application window. Visit our eligibility page to learn more about how to apply.

  • Congratulations to the 54 teams invited to compete in the #RBPC21! 

     

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  • Invited teams confirm commitment to compete via written confirmation on application and last day to withdraw without penalty.